ABOUT THE KIRBY + PROJECT
It all started in 2017 when Kirby sparked a 103 temp at daycare. We rushed her to the ER and left with a diagnosis of a bilateral ear infection. Two days later we were back in the ER. Except this time we didn't get to go home. Kirby was medivac to a nearby PICU. After 17-days in the hospital, our spunky, little miss independent, 2-year-old who never showed signs of being this sick was diagnosed with Renal Tubular Acidosis and Diabetes Insipidus. Kirby lost hearing in both ears and her speech regressed. Our new normal now includes routine weekly doctor visits 160 miles away, speech therapy, multiple feedings a day and tons of meds via her g-tube.
Prior to getting sick, Kirby and I would play dress up every morning while I applied my makeup. Headbands or turbans and pink lipstick for everyone. She won't leave home without something decorative on her head.
As a mom, it broke my heart to see her laying helpless in the hospital bed. But our morning routine didn't change. We still applied my makeup and picked out her hair accessories for the day because it was familiar to her in an unfamiliar place. Some days we would change accessories 2-3 times just because it made her smile.
Thus, the Kirby Project was born.
The Kirby Project Aims to bring comfort, compassion and a smile to little girls battling life-threatening illnesses. For every turban sold, one is donated to children's hospitals all across America. Our goal for the project is to donate to every single children's hospital in the U.S within the next year. We're united in our belief that all kids battling illnesses always appreciate smiles no matter where they are. As they battle for their lives, they want like any other child, a sense of normalcy and to laugh and live as freely as they can despite the circumstances.
Get involved and "Join the Band" and became a distribution volunteer to help us personally deliver our headwear to your local children's hospital. If you're interested, send us a message and include the closest children's hospital to you. You can also donate 10% of your purchase total to help support the project.
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